On October 31, Mexico’s Agriculture Secretariat (SAGARPA), via its regulatory agency, SENASICA, issued long expected revised organic production guidelines.
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Mexico Releases Revised Organic Production Guidelines
Policy and Program Announcements
Special Certification - Organic/Kosher/Halal
Vanessa Salcido and Pete Olson
On October 31, SAGARPA/SENASICA issued long expected revised organic production guidelines.
This latest version is currently undergoing internal review and if approved, would then be sent to the
On October 31, Mexico’s Agriculture Secretariat (SAGARPA), via its regulatory agency, SENASICA,
issued long expected revised organic production guidelines. These guidelines would essentially create
Mexico’s equivalent of the USDA National Organic Program, with production certifications, lists of
approved pesticides and fertilizers, and marketing regulations. At this point, it is not clear how similar
Mexico’s program will be to USDA Organic. Interested parties and trade associations will likely
complete line-by-line comparative analyses.
This latest version is currently undergoing internal review with COFEMER (Mexico’s OMB
equivalent), for an estimated 10 days. If approved, it would then be sent to the Diario Oficial (Mexican
Federal Register) for an expected six month implementation period. For more information on how to
provide comments regarding this draft, see the docket on COFEMER’s website at the following link:
At this time, all information is in Spanish.
The USDA National Organic Program and associated regulations can be found here:
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Useful Mexican Web Sites: Mexico's equivalent of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (SAGARPA)
can be found at www.sagarpa.gob.mx, the equivalent of the U.S. Department of Commerce (SE) can be
found at www.economia.gob.mx, and the equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(SALUD) can be found at www.salud.gob.mx. These web sites are mentioned for the reader's
convenience but USDA does NOT in any way endorse, guarantee the accuracy of, or necessarily concur
with, the information contained on the mentioned sites.